Newly elected Trustee Tiffany Ford is vowing to bring positive changes when she takes her seat at her first York West School Board meeting.
“Our community came out in record numbers and they have made their voices clear. They want change and they want people who are from our community to lead in supporting our students and creating positive changes for our schools in York West,” said Ford, who is not related to Rob or Doug Ford.
Born and raised in the Jane and Finch community of St. Lucian and Grenadian heritage, Ford has an authentic perspective of what it means to be an “at-risk” youth, while striving beyond the stereotypes and stigma that marginalized people face in Toronto’s York West community.
“The opportunity to directly influence change for better schools, accessibility to quality education, providing transparency and promoting a holistic approach for serving our young people in York West is an opportunity I must utilize,” she said.
Ford said she will also be committed to creating fiscal responsibility without budget cuts to the classroom; promoting safe and healthy school environments; better tools for educators; more funding for schools in York West and more transportation for students.